Gill Foundation

The Progress We’ve Made – and Our Promise to LGBTQ Youth

January 25, 2024

I often hear mentors and friends in the LGBTQ community – people I trust and admire – share variations on a common sentiment: I know this moment feels bad, but I remember what it was like in the ‘90s, or the ‘70s, or the ‘50s. Believe it or not, things are better today. And we…

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Against a Wave of Attacks on LGBTQ Youth, a Reason for Hope

September 18, 2023

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in attacks against LGBTQ Americans, especially transgender youth, peaking with more than 600 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in statehouses this year. We know these attacks are being peddled by bad-faith actors using LGBTQ people as pawns just to rile up their base. But I believe the…

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A Mother Reflects on Defending Her Family

May 12, 2023

Amber Briggle is a typical mom in a typical American family. She has a loving husband, two wonderful kids, and a supportive community in Denton, TX, where she runs her own small business. But Amber’s family has been forced into a political battle they never asked for. Amber describes herself as a “mama bear” of…

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